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Perfect Lives: An Opera for Television in Seven Episodes

[Longhorn Review] Perfect Lives: An Opera for Television in Seven Episodes

Material Type: All, movies — Tags: falstaffpicks, opera — Posted on March 1, 2007, 10:00 am

By: Ashley, Robert

People have called this self-proclaimed "Opera For Television" the first
distinctly American opera. John Cage said expressed his favor in an over-the-top
fashion, "Who needs the Bible? We have Perfect Lives." In either case, the sentiment
of an enlightening and utterly singular experience is well-placed. You won't see any
of the classical influence here except in its grand scope and ambition. Despite its
low video production values, Perfect Lives truly shows a great potential for
television accommodating high art, if it isn't already a perfect fit.

Reviewer: Tommy

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Glitter and Doom: German Portraits from the 1920s

[Longhorn Review] Glitter and Doom: German Portraits from the 1920s

Material Type: All, books — Tags: falstaffpicks — Posted on March 1, 2007, 10:03 am

By: Rewald, Sabine

I saw this exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and was blown away. The
images are so real, so creepy. Through the portraits you get a true glimpse into the
mindset, attitudes and experience of Germany during the '20s. Otto Dix, Max
Beckmann, and George Grosz are just a few of the artists featured. If you did not
get to New York to see this show, you must see this exhibition catalogue.

Reviewer: Laura

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Public Memory

[Longhorn Review] Public Memory

Material Type: All, movies — Tags: falstaffpicks — Posted on March 1, 2007, 10:06 am

By: Amy Gerber

Discusses the design, meaning and purpose of public memorials built to
commemorate wars and tragedies. This documentary asks: why do some memorials move
us, why are others forgettable, what do they really mean, and a re memorials still
relevant today? The program covers a specific group of memorials, including: the
Oklahoma City National Memorial, the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail, the
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Pan Am Flight 103 Memorial Cairn, the Vietnam
Veterans Memorial, and plans for the first African-American lynching monument (the
Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial), among others. Examines what we can learn from
controversial memorials and the many complex issues involved in memorializing the
victims of crimes against humanity and terrorism. Great example of Performance as
Public Practice.

Reviewer: Beth

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Performing architecture : opera houses, theatres and concert halls for the twenty-first century

[Longhorn Review] Performing architecture : opera houses, theatres and concert halls for the twenty-first century

Material Type: All, books — Tags: architecture, falstaffpicks — Posted on April 1, 2007, 9:35 am

By: Michael Hammond

This book contains the most inspiring and simply incredible modern structures
that exist anywhere, including works by Herzog & de Meuron, who were, at one
time the architects assigned to give us our new Blanton. Ah well.

Reviewer: Adam

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Phaidon Design Classics

[Longhorn Review] Phaidon Design Classics

Material Type: All, books — Tags: design, falstaffpicks — Posted on April 1, 2007, 9:38 am

By:

I can spend hours looking at this set to find new things to look for on EBAY.
Modern furniture, freaky looking electronics, as well as just classic designs. It is
all in here.

Reviewer: Boris

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What do pictures want? : the lives and loves of images

[Longhorn Review] What do pictures want? : the lives and loves of images

Material Type: All, books — Tags: falstaffpicks — Posted on April 1, 2007, 9:41 am

By: Mitchell, W. J. Thomas

My favorite book in the library at the moment

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Rusty

[Longhorn Review] Rusty

Material Type: All, music — Tags: falstaffpicks — Posted on April 1, 2007, 9:46 am

By: Rodan (musical group)

some recently acquired CDs

Reviewer: Holly

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Engine takes to the water

[Longhorn Review] Engine takes to the water

Material Type: All, music — Tags: falstaffpicks — Posted on April 1, 2007, 9:52 am

By: June of 44 (Musical group)

some recently acquired CDs

Reviewer: Holly

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The piano

[Longhorn Review] The piano

Material Type: All, music — Tags: falstaffpicks — Posted on April 1, 2007, 9:53 am

By: Nyman, Michael

some recently acquired CDs

Reviewer: Holly

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Wire Magazine

[Longhorn Review] Wire Magazine

Material Type: All, Books — Tags: falstaffpicks, Music — Posted on April 30, 2007, 11:47 am

By:

A great place to find new music, especially if Spin, NME, and Rolling Stone
aren't producing any worthwhile results for you.  This British publication is always
full of clearly written and interesting reviews of new (and old) music in most
genres.

Reviewer: Tommy

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Unseen Worlds

[Longhorn Review] Unseen Worlds

Material Type: All, music — Tags: falstaffpicks, Music — Posted on April 30, 2007, 11:52 am

By: Laurie Spiegel

A reissue record label, has released Blue Gene Tyranny's "Out of the Blue" and it
is reviewed in the April issue of Wire. In the Boomerang section. see also
www.unseenworlds.net and www.myspace.com/unseenworlds

Reviewer: Tommy

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Bulletin of the International String Figure Association

[Longhorn Review] Bulletin of the International String Figure Association

Material Type: All, Books — Tags: falstaffpicks, string art — Posted on May 30, 2007, 11:25 am

By:

FAL has several issues.

There's also this (website) with links to other publications on the subject of world string art.

Reviewer: Ellen

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Beyond exoticism : western music and the world.

[Longhorn Review] Beyond exoticism : western music and the world.

Material Type: All, books — Tags: exoticism, falstaffpicks — Posted on May 30, 2007, 11:27 am

By: Taylor, Timothy Dean

This book considers how western cultures’ understandings of racial, ethnic, and
cultural differences have been incorporated into music from early operas to
contemporary television advertisements, arguing that the commonly used term
“exoticism” glosses over such differences in many studies of western music.

Reviewer: David

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Restaging the Sixties: Radical theaters and their legacies

[Longhorn Review] Restaging the Sixties: Radical theaters and their legacies

Material Type: All, books — Tags: falstaffpicks, theatre — Posted on May 30, 2007, 11:30 am

By: James M. Harding & Cindy Rosenthal

This book explores eight theaters (The Living Theatre, The Open Theatre, At the
Foot of the Mountain, The San Francisco Mime Troupe, El Teatro Campesino, The Free
Southern Theater, The Performance Group, and Bread and Puppet Theater) that were
significant in that period. The first section on each theater is a historical
overview talking about the people who started the theater, what they were trying to
do, and a description of how it evolved over time, and in most cases how the theater
eventually went away. The second section discusses the contributions made by that
theater to the overall subject of political theater. Finally an essay goes over the
legacy of those contributions over the time since the sixties (and seventies). UT’s
own Dr. Charlotte Canning writes this essay about At the Foot of the
Mountain.

Reviewer: Beth

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John Currin

[Longhorn Review] John Currin

Material Type: All, books — Tags: Currin, falstaffpicks, painting — Posted on May 30, 2007, 11:33 am

By: Kara Vander Weg

John Currin is one of the most skilled -- and witty -- painters working today. 
He uses paint like an old master, yet always keeps the current context evident.  He
is straightforward without being too academic, and never loses his sense of humor.
This monograph is substantial (382 pages), retrospective, and recent – exactly the
kind of book we wish to have in our library about every contemporary artist.

Reviewer: Holly

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Sondheim

[Longhorn Review] Sondheim

Material Type: All, books — Tags: falstaffpicks, Sondheim — Posted on May 30, 2007, 11:36 am

By: Martin Gottfried

Sondheim biography and the stories of eighteen Sondheim hit productions. 
Includes lots of color photos, snippets of the librettos, and production
history.

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Yvonne Ranier: radical juxtapositions 1961-2002

[Longhorn Review] Yvonne Ranier: radical juxtapositions 1961-2002

Material Type: All, books — Tags: dance, falstaffpicks, Ranier — Posted on May 30, 2007, 11:39 am

By: Sachs, Sid

About the dancer and the filmmaker.  A nice accompaniment to the Yvonne Rainer
Collection series (DVD 4691- DVD 4697 Fine Arts Library)

Reviewer: Beth

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The Magic Nut: A Prologue to The Nutcracker

[Longhorn Review] The Magic Nut: A Prologue to The Nutcracker

Material Type: All, books — Tags: falstaffpicks, Nutcracker — Posted on May 30, 2007, 11:44 am

By: Mihail Chemiakin

Beautiful renderings of Chemiakin’s costumes and scenery for the ballet which
premiered at Mariinsky Ballet in 2005.

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Roots, Rock, Reggae

[Longhorn Review] Roots, Rock, Reggae

Material Type: All, movies — Tags: falstaffpicks, reggae — Posted on June 29, 2007, 11:57 am

By: Jimmy Cliff

Do you like reggae? If you do, you have to watch this great video that gives a
glimpse of the reggae scene in Kingston, Jamaica. The footage of Trenchtown is
revealing, especially contrasted with the luxurious parts of Kingston. Artists
interviewed and performing include Jimmy Cliff, Bob Marley, Toots and the Maytals,
Jacob Miller & Inner Circle, The Absyinnians, Lee "Scratch" Perry, and Joe
Higgs.

Reviewer: Laura

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Norman McLaren. / Collector's ed.

[Longhorn Review] Norman McLaren. / Collector's ed.

Material Type: All, movies — Tags: falstaffpicks, McLaren, visual music — Posted on June 29, 2007, 11:59 am

By:

A wonderful 2 DVD set chronicling some of the most beloved film creations of this
early master. The films range from aesthetically sublime animations to live dance,
but really it all dances. There's good reason this genre has come to be known as
Visual Music.

Reviewer: Tommy

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Porgy and Bess

[Longhorn Review] Porgy and Bess

Material Type: All, music — Tags: falstaffpicks, Gershwin, Music — Posted on September 26, 2007, 11:55 am

By: George Gershwin

I'd like to recommend our newest Gershwin CD, "Porgy and Bess." Gershwin is
always a classic, and that he wrote an opera when he did with this much style makes
this worth a listen.

Reviewer: Holly

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Robert Smithson Unearthed

[Longhorn Review] Robert Smithson Unearthed

Material Type: All, books — Tags: art, falstaffpicks, Smithson — Posted on September 29, 2007, 11:46 am

By: Eugenie Tsai

Interesting insights into one of 20th century art's best minds.

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Margaret Kilgallen: In The Sweet Bye & Bye with texts by Alex Baker, Eungie Joo, Susan Sollins

[Longhorn Review] Margaret Kilgallen: In The Sweet Bye & Bye with texts by Alex Baker, Eungie Joo, Susan Sollins

Material Type: All, books — Tags: falstaffpicks, graffitti, Kilgallen — Posted on September 29, 2007, 11:49 am

By: Alex Baker

She’s a great graphic/graffiti/figurative/musical artist, now deceased.  If you
like her, also check out Barry McGee, OsGemeos, Bill Daniel. Then look for the names
they give you -- and your journey begins.

Reviewer: Tim

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A Love Supreme

[Longhorn Review] A Love Supreme

Material Type: All, music — Tags: Coltrane, falstaffpicks — Posted on September 29, 2007, 11:52 am

By: John Coltrane

. . . where Coltrane’s journey began . . .

Reviewer: Tim

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Where we live: photographs of America from the Berman collection

[Longhorn Review] Where we live: photographs of America from the Berman collection

Material Type: All, books — Tags: Berman, falstaffpicks — Posted on September 29, 2007, 11:54 am

By:

edited by Judith Keller and Anne Lacoste; with essays by Kenneth A. Breisch,
Bruce Wagner and Colin Westerbeck. These photographs are great, so realistic and
familiar.  Simple and complex at the same time.  I’m sorry I missed this exhibition
that was at the Getty, but at least we have this great catalog!

Reviewer: Laura

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The Well-tuned piano in The magenta lights

[Longhorn Review] The Well-tuned piano in The magenta lights

Material Type: All, movies — Tags: falstaffpicks, piano — Posted on October 1, 2007, 12:13 pm

By: Young, La Monte and Zazeela, Marian

A complete 6-hour performance of La Monte Young's magnum opus for piano. Not as
good a representation as is found on the out of print Gramavision 5CD box, which was
stolen from us and which this version replaces, but still exquisitely beautiful
piano that just doesn't end. Also contains video of the performance. If you like,
you can do as I did and put it on on a Sunday afternoon playing through the stereo,
leaving the TV off, then you have the option of surprising anyone who doesn't know
that you didn't just happen to turn on the TV to a piano performance that perfectly
matches what's playing through the stereo...

Reviewer: Tommy

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La bella devozione [sound recording]

[Longhorn Review] La bella devozione [sound recording]

Material Type: All, Books — Tags: baroque, falstaffpicks — Posted on October 1, 2007, 12:29 pm

By: Antonio Florio and Cappella della Pietà de' Turchini

These three CD's are performed by Antonio Florio and the Cappella de' Turchini
who are reviving baroque music of Naples.

Reviewer: Lara

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Motets

[Longhorn Review] Motets

Material Type: All, Books — Tags: baroque, falstaffpicks — Posted on October 1, 2007, 12:40 pm

By: Antonio Florio and Cappella della Pietà de\' Turchini

These three CD's are performed by Antonio Florio and the Cappella de’Turchini
who are reviving baroque music of Naples.

Reviewer: Lara

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Passione

[Longhorn Review] Passione

Material Type: All, Books — Tags: baroque, falstaffpicks — Posted on October 1, 2007, 12:41 pm

By: Antonio Florio and Cappella della Pietà de\' Turchini

These three CD's are performed by Antonio Florio and the Cappella de' Turchini
who are reviving baroque music of Naples.

Reviewer: Lara

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The Art of Travel

[Longhorn Review] The Art of Travel

Material Type: All, books — Tags: falstaffpicks, travel — Posted on October 26, 2007, 11:44 am

By: Alain de Botton

How art has influenced what we consider beautiful in the world, and how an
appreciation of art can enhance your travels and your life.  “Although we are
inundated with advice on where to travel, few people seem to talk about why we
should go and how we can become more fulfilled by doing so.”—from the jacket
blurb

Reviewer: Ellen

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The Elements of Drawing

[Longhorn Review] The Elements of Drawing

Material Type: All, books — Tags: art, drawing, falstaffpicks — Posted on October 26, 2007, 11:53 am

By: John Ruskin

The chapter on Ruskin in the above de Botton book describes Ruskin’s view that
drawing can teach us to see, and that everyone should draw.

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Solo piano [sound recording] / Gonzales

[Longhorn Review] Solo piano [sound recording] / Gonzales

Material Type: All, music — Tags: falstaffpicks, piano — Posted on November 1, 2007, 12:08 pm

By: Gonzales

A surprising disc coming from this South American MC. Sounding something like an
expert mixing of Keith Jarrett and Erik Satie (in his more imaginative stylings),
Gonzales has made a thoroughly enjoyable and memorable album of piano sketches that
are at turns elegiac, ecstatic, comatose. The sound quality of the recording leaves
something to be desired (expect a small amount of background noise and damage if you
turn it up) but it also adds its fair share of charm to the recording, coming across
as a work of private, brilliant impulse. Odd, but a CD to play again and
again.

Reviewer: Tommy

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Shakey : Neil Young's biography

[Longhorn Review] Shakey : Neil Young's biography

Material Type: All, books — Tags: falstaffpicks, rock — Posted on November 1, 2007, 12:11 pm

By: McDonough, Jimmy

Not only a great biography of an incredibly important musician, it is also an
interesting overview of rock from the sixties to the nineties.

Reviewer: Laura

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La jetée ; Sans soleil

[Longhorn Review] La jetée ; Sans soleil

Material Type: All, movies — Tags: experimental, falstaffpicks, time travel — Posted on December 1, 2007, 11:48 am

By: Chris Marker

Two landmark films finally on DVD. Extreme exploration of image-making and
storytelling.

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Ellis Island; Book of Days

[Longhorn Review] Ellis Island; Book of Days

Material Type: All, movies — Tags: ellis island, falstaffpicks — Posted on December 1, 2007, 12:00 pm

By: Meredith Monk

Two films by one of America's most interesting composers and performers.

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Seed queen : the story of crop art and the amazing Lillian Colton

[Longhorn Review] Seed queen : the story of crop art and the amazing Lillian Colton

Material Type: All, books — Tags: art, falstaffpicks — Posted on December 1, 2007, 12:05 pm

By: Sheehy, Colleen J.

The subject headings say it all: Celebrities -- United States -- Portraits. Seeds
as art material -- United States.

Reviewer: Ellen

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In C

[Longhorn Review] In C

Material Type: All, music — Tags: falstaffpicks — Posted on January 13, 2008, 11:59 am

By: Riley, Terry

This item was chosen as a Fine Arts Library Staff pick in June 2009.

Reviewer: Tommy

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Philip Plisson's Celtic Coastlines

[Longhorn Review] Philip Plisson's Celtic Coastlines

Material Type: All, books — Tags: falstaffpicks, photography — Posted on January 23, 2008, 10:54 am

By: Plisson, Philip

I like it because it has a huge photo of part of the town of Aberystwyth
including the Old College, where I studied, and also the house in which I lived for
3 years, and the building in which I had my natural food store! Also many other
great photos of the sea along the coastlines of the 6 celtic countries.

Reviewer: David

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Stimmung [sound recording]

[Longhorn Review] Stimmung [sound recording]

Material Type: All, Books — Tags: falstaffpicks, vocal — Posted on January 23, 2008, 12:10 pm

By: Karlheinz Stockhausen

Superior vocal works from under the direction of Paul Hillier. Stimmung is scored
specifically for voice, while his treatment of "

(In C) " is a new and extremely well done approach to the piece.

Reviewer: Tommy

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The ultimate scene & monologue sourcebook

[Longhorn Review] The ultimate scene & monologue sourcebook

Material Type: All, books — Tags: acting, falstaffpicks — Posted on February 1, 2008, 12:00 pm

By: Hooks, Ed

Finally after 13 years!  A new edition of the we-need-to-find-a-sceners
bible.

Reviewer: Beth

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Been rich all my life

[Longhorn Review] Been rich all my life

Material Type: All, movies — Tags: dance, falstaffpicks, tap dance — Posted on February 1, 2008, 12:20 pm

By: Heather Lyn MacDonald

“Meet the Silver Belles, five tap dancers who performed in the 1930s in Harlem at
the famed Apollo and Cotton Club. Together again, they're dancing to standing
ovations and sharing stories of the Harlem Renaissance.” How can you lose?

Reviewer: Beth

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The Holy Modal Rounders--Bound to Lose

[Longhorn Review] The Holy Modal Rounders--Bound to Lose

Material Type: All, Books — Tags: falstaffpicks, folk music — Posted on February 3, 2008, 9:30 am

By: Sam Wainwright Douglas

The director answered questions at a recent screening of this film.  Wacky guys,
wacky times, and Sam Shepard!

(www.boundtolose.com)

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A performer's guide to Renaissance music

[Longhorn Review] A performer's guide to Renaissance music

Material Type: All, Books — Tags: falstaffpicks, renaissance — Posted on March 3, 2008, 9:13 am

By: Jeffery Kite-Powell

Three picks from different publishers and different years that we received within
the last month or so; they could almost be companion volumes:

Reviewer: David

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Offjects: concepts and designs for a change of century

[Longhorn Review] Offjects: concepts and designs for a change of century

Material Type: All, books — Tags: falstaffpicks, industrial design — Posted on April 3, 2008, 8:47 am

By: Oscar Guayabero

An exhibition of object design since 1992, household objects that remind us that
design is part of our everyday life.  And I just love the title!

Reviewer: Laura

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Shoes: the complete sourcebook

[Longhorn Review] Shoes: the complete sourcebook

Material Type: All, books — Tags: falstaffpicks, fashion, shoes — Posted on April 3, 2008, 8:56 am

By: John Peacock

Almost all illustrations – drawings and photographs of SHOES!

Reviewer: Beth

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Cannibal, the Musical

[Longhorn Review] Cannibal, the Musical

Material Type: All, Books — Tags: falstaffpicks — Posted on April 3, 2008, 9:03 am

By: Trey Parker

Biopic of Colorado's favorite son/cannibal Alferd Packer; it's an early effort by Southpark's Trey Parker and Matt Stone. (Wikipedia) has a lot to say about it. This is a good example of what Wikipedia is good for. And an EXCELLENT illustration of the fact that it doesn't have to be fine art to be available at the Fine Arts Library!

Reviewer: Ellen

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Martin Parr

[Longhorn Review] Martin Parr

Material Type: All, books — Tags: falstaffpicks, photography — Posted on April 3, 2008, 9:07 am

By: Sandra S. Philips

Recommended by Adam.

Reviewer: Adam

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Films & videos

[Longhorn Review] Films & videos

Material Type: All, movies — Tags: falstaffpicks — Posted on May 1, 2008, 10:54 am

By: Zbig Rybczynski

Some of the most genuinely enjoyable experimental film and videowork, bar
none.

Reviewer: Tommy

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The magical life of Long Tack Sam

[Longhorn Review] The magical life of Long Tack Sam

Material Type: All, books — Tags: comics, falstaffpicks, graphic novel — Posted on May 3, 2008, 8:42 am

By: Ann Marie Fleming

Interesting glimpse into the world during WWI-WWII and especially vaudeville life
during this time.  p.s. Great fashions and costumes!

Reviewer: Beth

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The magical life of Long Tack Sam [videorecording]

[Longhorn Review] The magical life of Long Tack Sam [videorecording]

Material Type: All, movies — Tags: falstaffpicks, magicians — Posted on May 3, 2008, 8:45 am

By: Ann Marie Fleming

Interesting glimpse into the world during WWI-WWII and especially vaudeville life
during this time.  p.s. Great fashions and costumes!

Reviewer: Beth

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Czech Eden

[Longhorn Review] Czech Eden

Material Type: All, books — Tags: czech republic, falstaffpicks, photography — Posted on June 3, 2008, 8:39 am

By: Matthew Monteith

Matthew Monteith’s images of the people and the environment of the Czech Republic
are provocative.  They both pull you in and keep you out.  Some landscapes are
pastoral and others are industrial.  Portraits of individuals look right at you but
you have no idea what they are thinking.  I was mesmerized by the images in this
book.

Reviewer: Laura

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Persian electronic music: yesterday and today

[Longhorn Review] Persian electronic music: yesterday and today

Material Type: All, music — Tags: electronic music, falstaffpicks — Posted on July 3, 2008, 8:33 am

By: Alireza Mashayekhi, Ata Ebtekar

Some very fine electronic music from Persia.  A compilation spanning 40
years.

Reviewer: Tommy

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The $12 million stuffed shark : the curious economics of contemporary art and auction houses

[Longhorn Review] The $12 million stuffed shark : the curious economics of contemporary art and auction houses

Material Type: All, books — Tags: art, falstaffpicks — Posted on July 3, 2008, 8:36 am

By: Don Thompson

For an eye-opening study of the market for art and why some artists are paid
millions and others starve, this is a fascinating read.  Full of gory detail about
how dealers, auction houses, collectors and artists operate.

Reviewer: David

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Jazz in silhouette [sound recording] : images and forecasts of tomorrow

[Longhorn Review] Jazz in silhouette [sound recording] : images and forecasts of tomorrow

Material Type: All, music — Tags: falstaffpicks, jazz — Posted on August 3, 2008, 8:24 am

By: Sun Ra and his Arkestra

Finally we have a good selection of Sun Ra material.  This is one of my
favorites.  Eloquent and odd jazz that's deeply satisfying

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St. Giles Cripplegate

[Longhorn Review] St. Giles Cripplegate

Material Type: All, music — Tags: falstaffpicks, orchestral — Posted on August 3, 2008, 8:28 am

By: Jack Nitzsche

Here is Jack Nitzsche's massive and beautiful orchestral work that brilliantly
captures what's compelling about the classical avant garde in the 20th century. Most
will recognize Nitzsche's name for his work scoring films like "One Flew Over the
Cuckoo's Nest" and "Performance" as well as arranging for Phil Spector, Stevie
Wonder, Neil Young, and pretty much everyone else too.

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Obsolete systems

[Longhorn Review] Obsolete systems

Material Type: All, music — Tags: electronic music, falstaffpicks — Posted on September 2, 2008, 11:31 am

By: Laurie Spiegel

"When it was new, each of these music systems, now long obsolete, was state of
the art, visionary, radically new and so revolutionary that it required extended
explanations in response to common questions such as 'Why would anyone ever want to
do that?' " -Laurie Spiegel

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Ornament as art: avant-garde jewelry from the Helen Williams Drutt collection, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

[Longhorn Review] Ornament as art: avant-garde jewelry from the Helen Williams Drutt collection, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Material Type: All, books — Tags: art, falstaffpicks — Posted on October 2, 2008, 11:18 am

By: Cindi Strauss

From the publisher: "Presents 800 jewelry objects and drawings from 1960 through
2006 by more than 170 international jewelry artists in the Helen Williams Drutt
Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Includes essays about Minimalist and
Conceptual influences and the history behind the collection, a chronology, and
artist biographies."

Reviewer: Laura

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Dancer in the Dark

[Longhorn Review] Dancer in the Dark

Material Type: All, movies — Tags: falstaffpicks, musical film — Posted on October 2, 2008, 11:24 am

By: Lars von Trier

A tragically beautiful mixture of musical theater and cinematography. Bjork stars
as a factory worker fighting a losing battle to save her son's vision. And she
sings, too!

Reviewer: Chance

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Astral Glamour

[Longhorn Review] Astral Glamour

Material Type: All, music — Tags: falstaffpicks, new wave, punk — Posted on October 2, 2008, 11:26 am

By: The Homosexuals

Vampire Weekend was far from the first group to incorporate African influence
into snotty white kid music, and Radiohead was certainly not the first to try to
sell their music on their own.  The Homosexuals were a shifting group of punk
rockers in the UK who set out to make avant garde music in a totally insular,
outsider manner.  The result was they self-released a ton of projects on their own
label It's War Boys that ultimately sound like they may be the best DIY,
kitchen-sink pop recordings ever. Collected on three CDs in this set are all of the
recordings they issued as The Homosexuals.

Reviewer: Tommy

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Patterns 2: design, art and architecture

[Longhorn Review] Patterns 2: design, art and architecture

Material Type: All, books — Tags: architecture, art, falstaffpicks — Posted on October 2, 2008, 11:29 am

By: Barbara Glasner, Petra Schmidt, Ursula Schöndeling

Part 2 of this wildly successful and satisfying book series, which connects works
art, architecture, and a variety of other disciplines through patterns.

Reviewer: Tommy

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Trisha Brown : so that the audience does not know whether I have stopped dancing

[Longhorn Review] Trisha Brown : so that the audience does not know whether I have stopped dancing

Material Type: All, Books — Tags: dance in art, exhibitions, falstaffpicks — Posted on November 14, 2008, 12:14 pm

By: Peter Eleey

The Walker Art Center presents the exhibition Trisha Brown: So That the Audience
Does Not Know Whether I Have Stopped Dancing, the centerpiece of a spectrum of
programs honoring the 40-year career of this contemporary dance icon at a moment of
increasing interest in the broad sweep of her work and its influence. Providing an
in-depth look at Brown’s visual arts practice, the exhibition features a survey of
the artist’s drawings going back thirty-five years, a live early performance work in
the gallery, and videos of seminal early performances.”

from e-flux: (http://www.e-flux.com/shows/view/5332)

Reviewer: Beth

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Nature and its symbols

[Longhorn Review] Nature and its symbols

Material Type: All, Books — Tags: animals, falstaffpicks, iconography, imagery, plants, symbolism in art — Posted on November 14, 2008, 12:19 pm

By: Lucia Impelluso

These volumes in the 

(Guide to Imagery series) continue to be of use to students
studying iconography.  Over and over again, the answers to meanings of subjects
within artworks are found in these volumes.

Reviewer: Laura

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The Fosse style

[Longhorn Review] The Fosse style

Material Type: All, books — Tags: falstaffpicks, jazz dance — Posted on November 14, 2008, 12:22 pm

By: Debra McWaters

Choreographer for musicals "The Pajama Game," "Damn Yankees!," "Sweet Charity,"
"Cabaret," "Pippin," and "Chicago," among others

Reviewer: Beth

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America

[Longhorn Review] America

Material Type: All, books — Tags: documentary photography, falstaffpicks — Posted on February 13, 2009, 12:05 pm

By: Zoe Strauss

Real, provocative, startling images.

Reviewer: Laura

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Subodh Gupta : Gandhi's three monkeys

[Longhorn Review] Subodh Gupta : Gandhi's three monkeys

Material Type: All, books — Tags: falstaffpicks, sculpture — Posted on February 13, 2009, 12:08 pm

By: Subodh Gupta

An amazing contemporary artist that sculpture enthusiasts should know
about…

Reviewer: Laura

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The music of Joni Mitchell

[Longhorn Review] The music of Joni Mitchell

Material Type: All, books — Tags: criticism, falstaffpicks — Posted on February 13, 2009, 12:11 pm

By: Lloyd Whitesell

A good, perhaps overly detailed, analysis of Joni Mitchell's works, from the
beginning of her career through the most recent. Many of the descriptions of
specific songs reminded me of my first connections with them - um, a few years
ago!

Reviewer: Danny

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Helvetica

[Longhorn Review] Helvetica

Material Type: All, movies — Tags: falstaffpicks, graphic arts, typography — Posted on March 16, 2009, 11:42 am

By: Gary Hustwit

An interesting documentary that provides excellent perspective into this
omni-present font's place in the world.

Reviewer: Tommy

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Enclosure. 8

[Longhorn Review] Enclosure. 8

Material Type: All, movies — Tags: documentary, falstaffpicks — Posted on March 16, 2009, 11:52 am

By: Harry Partch

This DVD contains excellent documentary films of Partch's music and workplace. 
Totally fascinating material.

Reviewer: Tommy

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Das grosse Lachen = hearty laughter

[Longhorn Review] Das grosse Lachen = hearty laughter

Material Type: All, movies — Tags: falstaffpicks — Posted on March 16, 2009, 11:56 am

By: Yongbo Zhao

Hieronymous Bosch meets Julie Speed, paintings by a Chinese artist who now lives
in Munich. At right, "Kardinal II"; At left, "East Meets West," collaborative
self-portrait with Dietmar Gross

Reviewer: Ellen

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The printmaking bible : the complete guide to materials and techniques

[Longhorn Review] The printmaking bible : the complete guide to materials and techniques

Material Type: All, books — Tags: falstaffpicks, printmaking, prints, technique — Posted on March 16, 2009, 12:02 pm

By: Ann d\'Arcy Hughes & Hebe Vernon-Morris

A resource for inspiration as well as a review of technique. This book has it all
for the contemporary printmaker.

Reviewer: Laura

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Christian Lacroix : histoires de mode

[Longhorn Review] Christian Lacroix : histoires de mode

Material Type: All, books — Tags: falstaffpicks, fashion, history — Posted on April 15, 2009, 10:43 am

By: Christian Lacroix

Quoting Eddy in the BBC’s Absolutely Fabulous, “Lacroix, darling."

Reviewer: Beth

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Outside the dream syndicate

[Longhorn Review] Outside the dream syndicate

Material Type: All, music — Tags: falstaffpicks, minimal music, rock — Posted on April 15, 2009, 10:49 am

By: Tony Conrad with Faust

The heavier side of American Minimalism.

Reviewer: Tommy

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A strange eventful history : the dramatic lives of Ellen Terry, Henry Irving, and their remarkable families

[Longhorn Review] A strange eventful history : the dramatic lives of Ellen Terry, Henry Irving, and their remarkable families

Material Type: All, books — Tags: biography, falstaffpicks, history — Posted on May 1, 2009, 10:51 am

By: Holroyd, Michael

From the 9/6/08 Times review by Michael Arditti: “He [Holroyd] creates a saga in
which the glories of an older generation are dissipated by children.”

Reviewer: Beth

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A moving presence

[Longhorn Review] A moving presence

Material Type: All, movies — Tags: falstaffpicks, improvisation — Posted on May 15, 2009, 10:36 am

By: Kent De Spain

a film by Kent De Spain, UT Theatre and Dance faculty member.

Reviewer: Beth

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New York sleeps

[Longhorn Review] New York sleeps

Material Type: All, books — Tags: falstaffpicks — Posted on October 16, 2009, 8:38 am

By: Thomas, Christopher

The photographs in this book are beautiful, scene of New York without any
people!

Reviewer: Laura

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A.C.I. : art catalogue index : catalogues raisonnés

[Longhorn Review] A.C.I. : art catalogue index : catalogues raisonnés

Material Type: All, books — Tags: falstaffpicks — Posted on October 16, 2009, 8:39 am

By: Corboz, Noelle. Pebeyre, Cécile de. Blondeau, Marc. Meaudre, Thierry.

What a great new reference source! A much needed index of catalogues raisonnes,
complete works of an artist.

Reviewer: Laura

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Meadowlands

[Longhorn Review] Meadowlands

Material Type: All, books — Tags: falstaffpicks — Posted on October 16, 2009, 8:46 am

By: Lutz, Joshua.

Wonderful photography and essays about an area that we usually see only from
planes (landing at Newark Liberty) or from the road and rail links that cross
it.

Reviewer: David

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The art of Harvey Kurtzman : the mad genius of comics

[Longhorn Review] The art of Harvey Kurtzman : the mad genius of comics

Material Type: All, books — Tags: falstaffpicks — Posted on October 16, 2009, 3:31 pm

By: Kitchen, Denis

Thank Harvey Kurtzman for Mad Magazine, if you are old enough to remember when it
was good, or if not, for The Simpsons whose creators were influenced by him as
youths. Or whatever hilarious subversive satire the kids are reading and watching
these days. He was a subversive genius when it wasn't so lucrative.

Reviewer: Ellen

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Zummo with an X / Peter Zummo

[Longhorn Review] Zummo with an X / Peter Zummo

Material Type: All, music — Tags: falstaffpicks — Posted on February 19, 2010, 8:41 am

By: Zummo, Peter

Really excellent, heady postminimalism from the NY Downtown scene. One of the
better records of its kind.

Reviewer: Tommy

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Bright blue dream / Sunset

[Longhorn Review] Bright blue dream / Sunset

Material Type: All, music — Tags: falstaffpicks — Posted on February 19, 2010, 8:42 am

By: Sunset

Totally epic, gorgeous, outsider pop masterpiece. And it comes from Austin. See
this and their "The Glowing City" album.

Reviewer: Tommy

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Elevated / David Lang

[Longhorn Review] Elevated / David Lang

Material Type: All, music — Tags: falstaffpicks — Posted on February 19, 2010, 8:43 am

By: Lang, David A.

Very nice extended compositions. Think the Taxi Driver soundtrack as done by
Michael Nyman.

Reviewer: Tommy

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The glowing city / Sunset

[Longhorn Review] The glowing city / Sunset

Material Type: All, music — Tags: falstaffpicks — Posted on February 19, 2010, 8:44 am

By: Sunset

Totally epic, gorgeous, outsider pop masterpiece. And it comes from Austin. See
this and their "Bright Blue Dream" album.

Reviewer: Tommy

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The year ahead : the guide to this year's art exhibitions and fairs worldwide.

[Longhorn Review] The year ahead : the guide to this year's art exhibitions and fairs worldwide.

Material Type: All, books — Tags: falstaffpicks — Posted on February 24, 2010, 2:32 pm

By: Art Newspaper, London

Traveling this summer? Check out the art fairs and exhibitions wherever you'll
be. Do some research in advance at the Fine Arts Library and get more out of your
vacation.

Reviewer: Ellen

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Making the scene : a history of stage design and technology in Europe and the United States

[Longhorn Review] Making the scene : a history of stage design and technology in Europe and the United States

Material Type: All, books — Tags: falstaffpicks, Oscar G. Brockett, Robert Tobin, scene design — Posted on February 26, 2010, 2:44 pm

By: Brockett, Oscar Gross

Fabulous coverage of a fabulous field and wonderfully illustrated from UT's own
Oscar Brockett. The world of theatre research needed this book.

Reviewer: Longhorn Reviewer

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Oskar Fischinger, ten films / produced by Center for Visual Music ; in association with the Elfriede Fischinger Trust and Jack Rutberg Fine Arts.

[Longhorn Review] Oskar Fischinger, ten films / produced by Center for Visual Music ; in association with the Elfriede Fischinger Trust and Jack Rutberg Fine Arts.

Material Type: All, movies — Tags: falstaffpicks — Posted on March 9, 2010, 10:40 am

By:

Highly recommended "visual music" DVD. Brilliant, pioneering abstract-animations
paired with music... or to mute and pair with your own music. Also see the John
Whitney, Len Lye, Jordan Belson and Harry Smith videos in our collection.

Reviewer: Tommy

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Jordan Belson : 5 essential films / Jordan Belson

[Longhorn Review] Jordan Belson : 5 essential films / Jordan Belson

Material Type: All, movies — Tags: falstaffpicks — Posted on March 9, 2010, 10:41 am

By:

What we’ve got here is relatively slowly evolving, concentrated figurative
movement, yet within that concentration there is intense fluidity. I have no idea
how these were created, but my best guess would be light, gas, smoke, and flame.
It’s very elemental, which I guess for me is the start for qualifying something as
essential. Belson obviously is a master at what he does, and this DVD comes very
highly recommended. The true surprise here is Belson’s musical ability. He scores
most of the films here and the work is very advanced for the time and singular,
sounding completely fresh, forward thinking, and yet tied-in with music at large.
The tone of the music is ethereal, of course.

Reviewer: Tommy

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Speed : art, 2003-2009

[Longhorn Review] Speed : art, 2003-2009

Material Type: All, books — Tags: art, falstaffpicks, paintings — Posted on March 10, 2010, 12:16 pm

By: Speed, Julie

Long-time Austin resident Julie Speed (she lives in Marfa now) is a wonderful
twisted artist. Her paintings are full of detail and creepy beauty. Check out this
book or one of the other books the FAL has of her work (author=speed, julie in the
catalog) or check out juliespeed.com.

Reviewer: Ellen

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The whole shootin' match

[Longhorn Review] The whole shootin' match

Material Type: All, movies — Tags: falstaffpicks — Posted on April 5, 2010, 8:53 am

By:

Quintessential Austin films, and essential documents of independent film for that
matter. A uniquely true to life and genuine document that is highly
cherishable.

Reviewer: Tommy

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Daptone gold

[Longhorn Review] Daptone gold

Material Type: All, music — Tags: falstaffpicks — Posted on April 5, 2010, 8:54 am

By:

Present day soul classics from Daptone.

Reviewer: Tommy

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